Where Can I Find a Good Hypnotherapist?


When you have seen the benefits of working with a Hypnotherapist your first question will likely by, ‘Where can I find a Good Hypnotherapist?’  Hypnotherapy is a craft and to get the best from it you need to work with a skilled crafts person; a good Hypnotherapist.

So what should you consider and what resources are out there to help you. . .?


Accredited Hypnotherapist?

Frustratingly for those of us that are trained and work in a professional manner there are a few less scrupulous operators out there.  Truth is anyone (in the UK) can hang up the sign saying ‘Trained Hypnotherapist’ there is no law against that.

I would always recommend looking for someone who can show their credentials, this would mean providing information of who they trained with and what syllabus was followed.  My (main) Hypnotherapy certification was issued by the NGH.

  The National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)

The NGH are one of the oldest hypnotherapy bodies in the world, with members across the UK, USA and in more than 25 countries. The NGH has trainers all over the world and continues to offer some of the most comprehensive hypnotherapy training available.


Experienced Hypnotherapy Trainer?

The NGH uses a network of training providers, training is delivered only by suitably experienced and trained trainers (bit of a mouthful).  Assessment is carried out to NGH standards and they are the awarding body.  Personally I chose The Hypnotherapy Training Company to deliver my course.


The Hypnotherapy Training Company

The Hypnotherapy Training Company is operated by Dr Kate Bevan-Marks and Rory Fulcher both accomplished Hypnotherapists and NLP Master Practitioners.  Their details are of course available on the HypnoTC website and if you ‘google them’ you will find plenty more information about these Therapists, Trainers, Published Authors and all round authorities in their field.

Students of HypnoTC are treated to additional materials and background knowledge from trainers that not only teach but do work with clients in a variety of environments including NHS hospitals.


Professional Hypnotherapy Recognition

Registration with National Organisations is also important, look for, accreditation from people like The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

It is a professional association and register of practising hypnotherapists, comprising in excess of 3,000 UK based individual practitioners, together with registered therapists in some 35 countries around the world, which can be viewed via the online hypnotherapy directory.  Here is my entry for registration 6828.

A Hypnotherapist will only be registered once they have completed  an approved training programme; one that meets the Core Curriculum requirements (HypnoTc’s course exceeds this).  Continued registration requires that a therapist remains up to date by undertaking regular Continued Professional Development (CPD).


Government Backed Approval

The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

I am also registered with the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

They describe their purpose as follows, “CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.”

This is the resource that healthcare professionals will often refer to when sourcing an accredited therapist.  My registration number is 40-A16 and you can find me by name here.


Insured Hypnotherapy Practitioner?

Professional Insurance

If you have followed the tips above to source and or check out the credentials of a Hypnotherapist then you should be covered here.  Registration with these professional bodies require that insurance cover is in place for those areas of work.  Personally I am insured with these guys to practice Hypnotherapy and NLP.

Part of the requirements of this insurance (like most if not all others) is that we collect some details from our clients and keep a private record of the work we have done together.  Our records are confidential as stated in the Code of Conduct on this website.


Where can I find a Good Hypnotherapist?

I hope the information you have read above has been helpful to you in finding a good Hypnotherapist to work with, after following the above filtering  you should be down to the good guys.  The remaining choices are based on convenience, preference and dare I say cost.

Using the searches on the CNHC and GHR website you will be able to find the closer registered practitioners, you can then check out their profiles for more details.  Prices can vary so ask what the charge will be.


Essential Checklist:

  • Are they accredited/ professionally trained?
  • Who are they accredited by?
  • Did they have good trainers – it’s not all about content?
  • Are they recognised and registered by a professional body?
  • PLEASE only use an insured professional


That’s it for now but if you have any questions on this or any other (Hypnotherapy/ NLP) related please feel free to send an email – martin@martinhypnosmith.com.